This is an analysis of the poem The Criminal V that begins with:

A young man of strong body, weakened by hunger, sat on the walker's portion of the street stretching his hand toward all who passed, begging and...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X X X aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110110101101101010001100101111101010010111110101001100010111000101001010 111011101101111101010 110011110010111100111100111001010101101100011111011100111110101111010101100111011111001001111010111010101111111010101010111111001111101110111110 10100101110111011101101101010100 001011101101110001010110011101001001110001010101011101010111101111010101011011110010101110100011111010010100 0100100101010101001111101110110010111011001010110101101011011110101 010110100101001001110001100111011011001011010101010101001000101101011011 110110010010011000010111000101110101001001111101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 287
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 288 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 52
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, he, me, i, to, but, of, from, all, hand, while, hunger, by, in, it, humanity are repeated.

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